Twenty years after the near-annihilation of Earth, aliens return.
Not a particularly good movie. Definitely not worth a watch for science fiction movie fans. I don't know who the target audience is supposed to be. There's no character development, poor drama, uninspired action, un-notable writing.. so un-notable that I made a word up. Screw you, red squiggle.. I defy you.
- Properly titled Independence Day: Resurgence
This is a sequel to Independence Day - (1996 movie)
- 2:00 -- More of that annoying Inception - (2010 movie)-style audio.
- 2:30 -- Was anybody filming that speech?
- 4:00 -- Captain Hitler, amirite?
- 4:15 -- Madame President, nothing to do with the American elections. Nothing at all.
- 7:15 -- Oh, are they going to have another Prometheus (2012) moment and try to fly the thing straight back, instead of just dumping it off to the side?
- Users: This thing sucks! It was made wrong!
- Engineers: This was made to spec. You used it wrong.
- Users: I used it right!
- Engineers: Who made this documentation?
- Documentation: This was written to spec. You, uh, built it wrong?
- (engineers and users glare)
- 8:00 -- Uh. No. Blame the chain all the way through engineers, spec-writers and funding. Then just let that guy go for gross incompetence to cover all of them.
- 8:30 -- Transport
- 12:00 -- Sigh, a throwback to the original movie. I hope they realise this means another mothership is approaching.
12:15 -- There's no fucking way in hell any country would be allowed to have intact alien technology, especially a shithole like that with an intact unique ship.
- Though I guess the argument is that they armed themselves with alien technology and became entrenched in a battle so brutal nobody wanted to help, thinking they could swoop in after things were in ruins.. except the humans won.
- 15:00 -- ".. stuck on the moon." Sigh.
15:00 -- Tencent QQ. So it appears there was a little collusion with the Chinese. I wonder if this movie got played there. If so, I'd bet they are a pivotal part of the movie.
- 15:30 -- Called it.
- 16:45 -- Nepotism.
- 17:00 -- Actually, dad, that the creepiest thing any girl could hear.
- Marylin Whitmore Hospital would be fictional, since the entire area is not even remotely public.
- 19:45 -- Dactylorhiza maculata
- 21:00 -- Hubble Space Telescope, Rings of Saturn
- 23:00 -- Standard Chinese is a hell of a lot harder than that. I wonder what he actually said, or was his pronunciation perfect so as to not say something completely stupid or offensive to the billions of Chinese.
24:45 -- That's not a moon.
They use mass drivers from space. Roll credits.
- 26:30 -- How do they know about signs of life? Is there some advanced life-detecting alien technology they have now?
- 31:45 -- What woman walks into their dad's bedroom? That's.. reverse-creepy?
- 34:00 -- It occurs to me that aliens would understand their visit would be considered hostile. I'd send a drone first.
- 34:30 -- Ex-president. Former president.
- I didn't bother to look into it, but there is more info out there about impact-related events.
- 40:00 -- Lockheed C-130 Hercules, possibly a Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules
- 45:30 -- He's beyond dead. Going to shore might actually be worse than staying out.
46:00 -- It's terrible military discipline for him to go to find his family. Yeah, I know that's harsh.. but he's on a military aircraft in the middle of war. There are many more lives to think about.
- .. and if this bothers you, that's the difference between a girl or boy, a woman or man, and a Man.
- 48:45 -- They're celebrating? Well now. Put them all down.
- 52:00 -- Hospital gown
- 52:45 -- Infrared? Really?
53:15 -- This is the Inner core being messed up (somehow) with to change the Magnetosphere of Earth, perhaps causing something akin to a Geomagnetic reversal which would make the Atmosphere of Earth vulnerable to Solar winds.
- This is definitely an Extinction event.
- 1:00:45 -- Something something swamp rats something.
- 1:02:30 -- What? Is it the Fourth of July? (Independence Day (United States)) Again? Come on.
- 1:06:00 -- How does the formerly-comatose know where things are stored?
- 1:06:15 -- Uh, don't they have a shield? Didn't the last mothership have one?
- 1:07:00 -- "Damn, they're fast!" .. wasn't that stolen from the first movie? Garbage sequels steal lines from their earlier movies.
- 1:08:45 -- Yeah, they didn't follow them inside.. which is odd.
- 1:09:45 -- Oh, I guess they wanted to EMP only those ships to capture them.
- 1:13:00 -- United States presidential line of succession, Oath of office (Oath of office of the President of the United States)
1:24:00 -- Outer core
- Interestingly, it's the outer core which generates our magnetic field, as the inner is too hot to hold one (Curie temperature).
- 1:25:00 -- No, a civilian won't be piloting it.
- 1:32:30 -- And all the atheists turn to look at one another, shrug, and wonder if "hoping really loud" will help.
- 1:37:00 -- Oh, she's qualified to fly.
- 1:38:15 -- I would have expected her to have mind control powers over him. I also would have expected elite guard to have been sent, but.. I guess it was personal or some such.
- 1:40:00 -- Oh fuck off with the dog.
- 1:41:00 -- Yeah, gassing them would have been the solution. The Final Solution.
- 1:41:45 -- What? Six minutes came and went.
- 1:46:00 -- Oh no, that character with all that character development. .. what was his name again?
1:50:45 -- And all the water that's been disintegrated forms a rod of empty space, cavitating the water and causing wave after wave of tsunami.
.. and as I learned before watching this, it ties into a possible sequel. Or maybe a TV series. The ending does open the door for this, but I predict this monstrosity won't do well enough to justify a franchise.